Williamson County Sheriff’s department held a press conference in Georgetown this morning to discuss the deadly shooting of 70-year-old Diana Lynn Pier in Florence on August 4th. In addition to the multiple detectives who are investigating the shooting, several members of Pier’s Family were present.
Piers’ husbands John as well as two of her daughters, Marsh and Kathryn were present. Katheryn clutched a picture of her mother Diana during the press briefing and Marsh made a statement on behalf of the family.
The briefing started with a statement by John Foster, the Commander of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division, addressing the issue of holding back information from the public in cases like this to help investigators determine the credibility of information put forward by the public. Foster also stated that Williamson County Crime Stoppers was offering a $5,000 reward for information and an anonymous person has stepped forward and offered a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for this crime.
On the evening of Thursday August 4th , a caller reported to the Sheriff’s department that they heard what sounded like shots fired. The Sheriff’s deputy responding to the call found Pier’s lifeless body in the middle of the road in the 4500 block of County Road 245 at approximately 8:45 pm.
Diana had been visiting a family member in Round Rock and was returning to her home in Florence when she was shot and killed. The investigator,s at this time, believe Diana may have stopped along the road, possibly to help someone, and the person or persons she was trying to help fired the shots that killed her.
Foster was asked if there was any video available to the investigators and he confirmed that they did have some video but they were still processing it.
Detectives are looking for information about a small-medium, light-colored sedan, possibly silver, gray, or charcoal gray, that was seen in the area around the time of the shooting.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide, or information regarding the sedan, is asked to contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division Tip-Line at 512-943-1311.
You may also contact Williamson County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-253-7867 or you can anonymously submit a tip online at www.wilcocrimetips.org or with our mobile app P3Tips (available through your Android or iPhone app store)
If your tip leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a $5,000 reward. All tips remain completely confidential.